Installing CatTools as a Service
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The Service version installs CatTools as a Windows service, allowing the program to run without the need for a user to log in to Windows. This option also installs the CatTools Manager which is used to manage your devices, activities and activity schedules.
You can interact with the CatTools Service by using the CatTools Manager. This can be thought of as the user interface (GUI) for the Service.
It is important that the user account that CatTools is installed to "run as" has sufficient privileges to perform the tasks necessary for CatTools to operate. In most cases the Local System account is sufficient, however if you have difficulties getting CatTools to run as a Service, this user account is the first place to start looking.
We would recommend the Service installation to Enterprise customers as well as anyone who needs to run unattended Activities, or who need to make use of around the clock scheduling. This option would be the preferred method for anyone who is dedicating a machine specifically for CatTools to run on.